On November 15, Rojas will deliver the concluding lecture at the conference "50 Years of Computing in Mexico." His lecture will address the future development of computer science in Mexico. The National University of Mexico has organized this conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the installation of the first computer in Mexico. Renowned Mexican professors working in the United States and Europe were invited to particpate.
Since the University of Monterrey appointed Rojas as an adjunct professor in 2007, he has been teaching there in regular intervals. On November 18 and 19, he will be teaching a course for mechatronics students. In this context he is being granted the TECNOS Award for his work in the field of robotics and for his achievements in technology transfer. The award will be presented by the governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.
Subsequently, Rojas will bestow the award named after him, the Raul Rojas Gonzalez Medal of the Institute of Science and Technology of the federal state Distrito Federal, on Luis Rafael Herrera Estrella for his work on transgenic plants. This award is being presented for the first time. It was established as part of the bicentennial celebrations commemorating Mexico's independence from Spain.
Additional information may be obtained from:
Susanne Schötker-Söhl, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 838 75102